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Kayak Tour of the Turquoise Lake Brienz

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    What to Expect

    Our half day tours run regularly throughout the summer months and are suitable for all abilities. Our tours start in Bönigen on Lake Brienz where we travel across the River Lütschine, heading towards the north shore, exploring beautiful cliffs, the 12th century Ringgenberg castle and hidden beaches along the way. Your guide will offer instruction on how to develop your paddling skills and will also capture your experience with lots of photos to show to your friends and family back home.

    Evening Tours: The evening is a special time of the day where the lake calms down again and the sun starts to set. There's always a special calming atmosphere in the evening, perfect for photos and a relaxing way to end the day. The evening tour follows the same itinerary as the half day tour above.

    The session lasts 3 hours, of which we spend around 2 hours on the water. Our summer tours run from May until October. When the water temperature gets colder we start our winter tours (with drysuits) in October/November.

    If the dates or times you require are not available, please get in touch and we can see if they would be possible.

    Stop At:

    • Strandbad Bonigen, Luetschinenstrasse 24, Boenigen, Interlaken 3806 Switzerland
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Hightide Kayak School, Lütschinenstrasse 24, 3806 Bönigen, Switzerland
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • Guided kayaking tour on Lake Brienz
    • Expert guide providing valuable & informative instruction
    • Small-group tour (maximum group size of 6)
    • Kayak and equipment rental
    • Photo package
    • Day ticket to the Strandbad Bönigen with heated pools and aqua park on the lake
    • Gratuities
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Check-in is 15 minutes prior to the booked tour start time.
    • Children 11 and younger are not allowed.
    • You do not need previous kayaking experience, but you must be able to handle a kayak on your own.
    • If you have back, neck, lower back, joint or muscular problems, you should carefully consider whether or not to participate.
    • You should bring swimsuit, change of clothes, waterproof footwear, sunglasses, sun hat, sunscreen, a bottle of water, and snacks.
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
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    Me and my friends decided to kayak with Hightide Kayak School and it was the best decision we made on our trip. We had Maria as a guide and she was amazing! She was very informative and sweet! She made sure we were comfortable the entire trip and gave us such a great experience.
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    Me and my 4 friends are studying abroad and visited Switzerland for a weekend touristy trip and decided to take a kayaking tour. High tide kayaking company had super warm attire provided for you to wear for free, and our instructor Maria made our experience all the more amazing,
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    My husband and I did the kayak trip with Maria, this was for my husbands birthday. The experience was just incredible! The views are out of this world especially the morning session when the sun comes out! Maria is an amazing instructor and really made the trip very memorable,
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    We had Maria as a guide and she was absolutely amazing. She took so many amazing pictures, answered any questions we had, and was a pleasure to be around. The tour was amazing and it was the experience of a lifetime.
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    My friends and I had an absolutely amazing time this past weekend with Maria! Definitely the experience of a lifetime! I can't thank Maria enough for this fun and engaging experience. She was super friendly and immediately shared about 300 pictures with us after our tour that
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    Amazing Kayaking Experience with Maria
    My wife and I loved our kayaking experience! I highly recommend asking for Maria to lead your tour group — she
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    We decided to book a kayaking tour during our weekend trip to switzerland. We were a little hesitant because it
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    Half Day Kayak Tour
    Me and my friends decided to kayak with Hightide Kayak School and it was the best decision we made on our trip. We
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    Half Day Tour- w/ Instructor Maria
    Me and my 4 friends are studying abroad and visited Switzerland for a weekend touristy trip and decided to take a
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    Beautiful trip
    Beautiful lake, beautiful little tour with a super friendly tour guide (maria). Would definitely recommend.
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    Erica K
    Had the most incredible experience with our winter kayak tour . Not only was everything provided and well thought
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    Winter Kayaking 2020
    We went out on the morning trip and loved it! Maria was a great tour guide and helped us get the most out of our
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    Great experience!
    It was my first Kayaking experience and I loved it. The scenery is amazing and it is very well organized. They
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    One of the best kayaking experience!
    One of the best kayaking experience I ever had! Was a little nervous about winter, cold water, temperature an so
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    Amazing Trip
    It was an amazing day. Our Guide Peter explained us everything quite good and showed us around. The Equipment was
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    Austin, Texas
    Such a great afternoon!!
    Maria was a FANTASTIC guide. My sister and I both agreed that this was a highlight during our time in Interlaken.
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    Jayden O
    Amazing experience
    Absolutely brilliant experience. Our guide Peter was very knowledgeable and made for great conversation. The
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    Great Experience!
    I went for the winter kayak experience with a group of friends and it was truly amazing! A memorable experience
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    Watsons Bay, Australia
    The views!
    This tour is a must do in Interlaken. Great equipment, amazing guide (we had Maria!) and the setting can be
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    steven c
    Fantastic experience
    We went on new year's Eve. The lake was absolutely still and beautiful. Maria the instructor was brilliant fun.
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